Definitions for: Pendulous

[adj] (biology) having branches or flower heads that bend downward; "nodding daffodils"; "the pendulous branches of a weeping willow"; "lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant flowers"

Webster (1913) Definition: Pen"du*lous, a. [L. pendulus, fr. pendere to hang.
Cf. Pendant, and cf. Pendulum.]
1. Depending; pendent loosely; hanging; swinging. --Shak.
``The pendulous round earth.'' --Milton.

2. Wavering; unstable; doubtful. [R.] ``A pendulous state of
mind.'' --Atterbury.

3. (Bot.) Inclined or hanging downwards, as a flower on a
recurved stalk, or an ovule which hangs from the upper
part of the ovary.

Synonyms: cernuous, drooping, nodding, unerect

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